Contains: IC 359, IC 360, California nebula, NGC 1499, IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star 37Tau, The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star ξPer, The star οPer, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star εPer, The star Atik (ζPer), The star ηTau, Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)

Image of the day 12/19/2016

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California nebula to Pleiades LRGB

Technical card

Resolution: 4474x2199 job: 1369467

RA center: 59.873 degrees

DEC center: 31.193 degrees

Pixel scale: 17.248 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.828 degrees

Field radius: 11.944 degrees


6 panel mosaic using data from the Deep Sky West remote observatory in Rowe, New Mexico. Taken through a Rokinon 135 f2 with a QSI583ws, total imaging time used for this image was 18 hours of rgb and 15 hours of luminance, all subs at 300 sec.



Mike Hawtin

Sky plot

Sky plot


California nebula to Pleiades LRGB, Mike Hawtin